Proof of Residency 101

BRIC's cohort and certification courses are exclusively for Brooklyn Residents. In order to register for our cohort and certification courses, you must show proof of Brooklyn residency. Showing proof of Brooklyn residency is a simple and easy process. Please just bring in a current utility bill AND an unexpired ID so that we can verify your Brooklyn residency. 

  • Why do I have to show that I'm a Brooklyn resident?
    • Great question! We are the Brooklyn-focused, Brooklyn-centric Brooklyn Free Speech, so we want to ensure that Brooklynites are getting their voices heard on our channels.
    • If you are not certified, you cannot be given access to our camera, audio, or studio equipment.
  • What can you accept for proof of Brooklyn residency?
    The documents you submit must list your name and Brooklyn address AND be no more than two months old.
    • Gas bill
    • WiFi bill
    • Cable bill
    • Water bill
    • Phone bill
    • Electric bill
    • Satellite bill
    • EBT Card Statement
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Brooklyn Residence lease
    • State-issued Unemployment Stubs
  • What can't you accept for proof of Brooklyn residency?
    • We cannot accept documents from a financial or health institution. E.g. no bank / credit card statements, IRS, or medical forms. 
  • What are the best options for ID?
    • Driver or Non-Driver, NY State ID
    • IDNYC
    • Passport
    • Student ID
    • Any photo ID issued by a government agency
  • Not a Brooklyn resident?
    • Do you have options for makers who don't live in Brooklyn? Yes! A Brooklyn-based non-profit can sponsor you to become certified to create programming on their behalf. Email classes@BRICartsmedia.org to learn more.
  • Free Equipment Checkout for Cohort & Certfication Class Graduates
  • Crew Assistance for Cohort & Certfication Class Graduates
    • Looking for crew? Please call or email Matthew Allen, Community Producer Liaison at 718.683.5649 or liaison@BRICartsmedia.org.

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